Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Fuel Gauge Reads Low Or Empty


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#16 matt615

matt615

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 869 posts

Posted Today, 05:54 PM

One way to adjust it is to bend the arm. The lower the float is relative to the variable resistor, the higher it will push the arm up (and therefore increase gauge reading) for the same level of fuel.

Edited by matt615, Today, 06:03 PM.


#17 dangerousdowning

dangerousdowning

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Location: Surrey

Posted Today, 07:46 PM

One way to adjust it is to bend the arm. The lower the float is relative to the variable resistor, the higher it will push the arm up (and therefore increase gauge reading) for the same level of fuel.

 

Unfortunately that wont work. As with the sender out and the arm moved to the highest point, it still wasn't reading a full tank - sender has a bump-stop top and bottom. So even if you bend it, its still going to hit the bump-stop at the same point.



#18 Moke Spider

Moke Spider

    Crazy About Mini's

  • TMF Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,988 posts
  • Location: NSW
  • Local Club: South Australian Moke Club

Posted Today, 07:47 PM

The screw is the adjustment to the striker arm. turn too much and is goes too far and stops reading altogether. get it at the maximum and it still doesn't read a full tank.

Just need to rule out anything else, before I order yet another sender unit. 

 

The senders are adjustable as are the Smiths type Gauges, I'm not sure if the later gauges were adjustable or not.






2 user(s) are reading this topic

1 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


    leyland73
Mini Spares